Sebbie Hall was just 17 when he decided to dedicate his life to helping others. And it took only 3 years for the nation to recognize him as a hero—as the UK’s kindest person.
He works tirelessly to help others and has founded his own charity to encourage others to follow his lead, The Sebbie Hall Kindness Foundation, which helps vulnerable youngsters.
During his three years of good work, he donated 400 coats and blankets to homeless charities, gifted 800 toys to children’s homes, and even used his own pocket money during his teens to pay for stranger’s coffees.
Now 20, the kind hero from Lichfield who was born with a rare chromosome anomaly initially started spreading kindness during lockdown after discovering classmates didn’t have access to a computer.
His first thought was to donate his own device but conscious this wouldn’t help all his pals, he raised money to buy them a laptop each by carrying out kind acts—like washing cars.
Following a search for the UK’s kindest people by KIND Snacks, he has been crowned the UK’s 2023 Kind Hero and honored with a statue near Tower Bridge in London alongside the likes of Captain Cook, Winston Churchill, and Jo Newby, the KIND Snacks 2022 Hero, who has fostered 92 children in her time as a volunteer foster mom.
The six-foot tall likeness, commissioned by the healthy snack bar brand, features Sebbie in a superhero-style cape and stance inspired by his motto, ‘kindness is my superpower.’
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“It warmed our hearts to see the sheer volume of people selflessly devoting their time and effort to fostering kindness in their communities,” said Sam Wainwright, KIND spokesman. “The scale of impact delivered through the entries we read was absolutely overwhelming.”
“Sebbie’s story in particular highlights the importance of kindness and its transformative power in driving positive changes for others.”
Following its stint in the capital, the statue will be transported to a long-term home in Lichfield, Staffordshire.
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KIND Snacks launched the search earlier this year and received almost 500 nominations before selecting kind-hearted Sebbie following an extensive judging process.
“Honouring Sebbie’s kindness with a statue felt like the right way to celebrate such an outstanding person,” said Wainwright.
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